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Epidemiologist II - Coronavirus

Epidemiologist II – Austin, TX



Kelly Scientific Resources is currently seeking Epidemiologist II for one of our healthcare clients in Austin, TX.  This role will support with the Coronavirus.

As an Epidemiologist II, you will be responsible for performing investigative and consultative epidemiological work in Acute Infectious Disease Unit related to outbreak response.  Collects and analyzes, interprets, and distributes epidemiological data on infectious diseases in Texas. Provides telephonic and electronic technical consultation to public health professionals, healthcare providers and general public on the epidemiology of infectious disease outbreak investigations.

Job Description:

  • Supports statewide disease surveillance activities. Performs morbidity data entry for various notifiable conditions as needed into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).  Reviews incoming NEDSS case and laboratory reports for completeness and accuracy.  Resolves disease reporting issues working with the team lead and manager.  Assists epidemiologists in NEDSS data clean-up activities on a quarterly basis and makes recommendations for improving data quality and the reporting process.  
  • Epidemiologic investigations and studies: Participates in infectious disease outbreak investigations for high consequence infectious disease and other notifiable conditions (Prion disease, Respiratory, Vaccine Preventable, Foodborne, Multi-Drug-resistant Organism) by coordinating data collection with local and regional health department partners, abstracting medical data from hospital and medical records, designing or modifying questionnaires or report forms, interviewing exposed persons and/or cases, coordinating collection and transport of clinical specimens, performing data analysis using statistical programs, assisting with recommendations for control measures. Analyzes and interprets epidemiological data, including laboratory findings. Creates, maintains, and distributes databases using applications such as NEDSS, Excel, Access and EpiInfo.

Job Requirements:

  • BS in Public Health or related field
  • Relevant experience is required
  • Flexible to work extended hours and possibly weekends


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